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Month: October 2020

The Battle of Otterlo – A Remembrance Post

Every November, we pause to remember those who paid the ultimate price for our collective freedom. This year, as we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII, let us remember the little-known Canadian battle of Otterlo. Liberation of Holland Once the battle of Normandy was won on August 25, 1944, the First Canadian […]

Webinar: Excel at Virtual AGMs (and Covid Update) (Nov. 4 @ 5pm)

Date: Nov. 4, 2020 Topics: Ontario’s new Colour-Coded COVID Response Framework Virtual AGMs and E-Voting: What notices are required? Do proxies continue to have a use? How to calculate quorum? How to bring and second motions? How to take questions and answers? How to best present your reports? How to deal with owner-occupied positions? Speakers […]

Possible Protection for Condos Who Make Best Efforts to Follow COVID Regulations

Ontario has announced today that it will introduce a piece of legislation which, if passed, will provide protection for workers, volunteers and organizations that make an honest effort to follow public health guidelines and laws relating to exposure to COVID-19. Don’t miss our Holiday webinar on December 2, at 5 pm: A year in review, […]

Condo Pools (and Libraries) Under Ontario’s Modified Stage 2

Last Friday, Ontario rolled Toronto, Ottawa and Peel back to a modified Stage 2 set of restrictions. We blogged about this already. Earlier this week, we blogged on the impact this had on condo gyms and fitness rooms. We promised you a follow up blog post on condo pools.  Here it is. Keep in mind […]

Must Condos Close their Gyms Under Ontario’s Modified Stage 2?

Last Friday, Ontario announced that it was moving Toronto, Ottawa and Peel Health Units back into a modified Stage 2 set of restrictions. This was effective as of 12:01 am on October 10, for a period of at least 28  days. We blogged about this. Despite the new amended regulation not yet being publicly available, […]

Ontario Rolling Back to Stage 2: Closing Gyms and Conference Centres

On Friday, Ontario announced that parts of Ontario are rolling back to a modified Stage 2 set of restrictions. As of midnight tonight (October 10, 2020), Ottawa, Toronto and Peel regions [and York as of October 19] are ordered to close the following: Indoor gyms and fitness centres, including weight and exercise rooms; Casinos, bingo halls […]

Province Regulates Face Masks and Meeting Limits in Condos

Until Friday, face masks in condos were regulated by municipalities and by condo corporations but not by the province.  Indeed, many municipalities (including Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, York, Burlington and Ottawa) required that face masks be worn while on interior common elements.  We’ve blogged on this already. Don’t miss our Holiday webinar on December 2, at […]

Ontario Extends the Period Allowing Virtual AGMs, Electronic Notifications and Remote Board Meetings

As many of our readers know, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Provincial Government had amended the Condominium Act to allow corporations across the province to hold their AGMs virtually, even without a bylaw permitting it. However, as the state of emergency was ended on July 24, 2020, this exception period was scheduled to end […]